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New Kia Carnival 2020 pricing and specs detailed: Honda Odyssey rival gets more expensive

The Carnival now costs more to buy.

Kia Australia has given its people mover, the Carnival, a price rise.

All Carnival variants are $200 dearer, with the people-mover line-up now starting from $43,190 plus on-road costs for the S petrol and topping out at $63,490 for the Platinum diesel (see full pricing table below).

Speaking to CarsGuide, a Kia Australia spokesperson said there are no corresponding changes to the Honda Oddssey rival’s standard specification, with the price adjustment “due to the usual business/exchange-rate pressures”.

Just like before, the eight-seat Carnival is available in four grades: entry-level S, mid-range Si and SLi, and flagship Platinum.

A 206kW/336Nm 3.3-litre naturally aspirated V6 petrol engine is available in all grades, as too is a 147kW/440Nm 2.2-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder unit.

Either way, an eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission is standard alongside front-wheel drive.

As reported, the next-generation Carnival is expected to launch in Australia in the fourth quarter this year, with it having been caught testing in Victoria in February.

2020 Kia Carnival pricing before on-road costs

VariantTransmissionCost
S petrolautomatic$43,190 (+$200)
Si petrolautomatic$48,690 (+$200)
SLi petrolautomatic$53,190 (+$200)
Platinum petrolautomatic$60,990 (+$200)
S dieselautomatic$45,690 (+$200)
Si dieselautomatic$51,190 (+$200)
SLi dieselautomatic$55,690 (+$200)
Platinum dieselautomatic$63,490 (+$200)